Rajasthan govt restores 8-hour working in factories; says factory management, employees working as per norms

Labour minister Tikaram Jully management of factories and workers employed there are working as per the guidelines issued by the Centre and the state government regarding social distancing and safety.

Press Trust of India May 26, 2020 17:37:26 IST
Rajasthan govt restores 8-hour working in factories; says factory management, employees working as per norms

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has restored the working hours for factory workers to eight hours per day, according to an official statement.

On 24 April, the government had increased the working hours to 12 from 8 hours per day to reduce the requirement of workers in all the registered factories, in view of the coronavirus spread.

Almost all the factories are currently being operated during the coronavirus epidemic. The movement of workers has also started and no pass is required. Public transport has also started in many areas like Green, Orange Zone, etc, state labour minister Tikaram Jully said in the statement.

He said the management of factories and workers employed there are working as per the guidelines issued by the Centre and the state government regarding social distancing and safety.

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The order issued last month to increase working hours was initially for three months for factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948. But it has been withdrawn in a month''s time.

In recent weeks, various state governments, including Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, have either made amendments or proposed changes to existing labour laws as part of larger efforts to help businesses that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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